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Song Parodies -> "IKEA"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

The Lyrics

I thought it would be a panacea
My home would feel so settled, but—mamma mia!
The builder I've been dating should have prob'ly come

'Cause it's all assembled wrong

It's just a bed!
[It's a "MALM"]

The bookcase there looks like the Tower of Pisa
I guess this wasn't such a clever idea
Didn't know that my carpentry had to be so strong
But it's all assembled wrong

It's just a bed!
[It's a "MALM"]

My heart just isn't in it as I unpack the bath
Why did I let you lead me down this garden path?
I wish I'd stopped myself in time, instead of this

crazy task
Am I a plumbing-fixture polymath?

It's just a bed!
[It's a "MALM"]

Here's this beautiful white sink I saw on the next page
I need to snake it out to the sewer—now, where's my

stream gauge?
I'm sure in a pickle (sorry: "GURKA INLAGD")
You've got me model-kitchened, baby!

It's just a bed!
[It's a "MALM"]
I'm not happy!
[It's a "MALM"]
I'll need an attic!
Parody lyrics copyright 2016 Jonathan Caws-Elwitt.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 5

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Peter Andersson - April 15, 2016 - Report this comment
The pacing assembly of this parody was a little tad shaky, but I'm voting 455 (and I'll sleep good in my own MALM on that).
Jonathan Caws-Elwitt - April 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Thank you, Peter! This was definitely a tough one to tackle, pacingwise--the phrasing in the original gets pretty quirky at times. (When I printed out my lyrics to sing aloud, I had to mark them up to indicate where the stresses fall.) (:v>
John Lomain - April 17, 2016 - Report this comment
I liked it

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